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The Sea by John Banville
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Jul 14, 2009

it was ok
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Read in July, 2009

Bah! I quit. More a collection of pretty sentences and fancy-pants words than a story. Reviews here seem to suggest that some plot develops in the last few pages, but I couldn't give a damn what happens to these characters, especially the pretentious windbag of a narrator (who I can only hope is a far way removed from the author himself). Dam "The Man" for what he did to the Booker Prize.

Incidentally, I am currently accepting compliments and praise for my newfound ability to put down books I don't like. Two years ago I would have masochistically slogged my way through this turgid crap, cursing all the way.
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